There’s nothing quite like looking into your new pet’s eyes and choosing the perfect name that feels, well, perfect. Whether you’re basing it on your pet’s personality, your favorite author, TV character, or sports figure, or your current obsession, it’s got to be just right. And that’s fortunate, since you’ll likely end up hollering it across the house about a million times.
Which dog and cat names are popular this year in Boston? Did your pet’s name make the top 5 locally? Or maybe even the top 100 in the country? As the nation’s largest network of dog walkers and pet sitters, Rover has heard just about every pet name there is. We dug through our data to find the most popular cat and dog names in Boston this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Boston’s Top Dog and Cat Names
Did your dog or cat’s name make the list?
Top 5 Male Dog Names
Top 5 Female Dog Names
Top 5 Male Cat Names
Top 5 Female Cat Names
These cat and dog names have jumped up most in popularity this year. They showcase what’s gaining traction in Boston.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Billy
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Oreo
Boston Pet Name Trends for 2019
- If you’ve got it, flaunt it: Two things Boston has in spades? Delicious local cuisine and winning sports teams, so why not show it off in your choice of pet names? Boston football-inspired names Otis, Stanley, Willie, King and Bruschi are trending up in pet names (but Gronk and Brady are trending down). You Bostonian’s love your food, too! Chowder (up 50%) and Cannoli (up 140%) are trending up this year.
- The luck o’ the Irish: For both cat names and dog names, Irish-inspired names are on the rise. For dogs, the lucky Irish names are Patrick, Kira, and Shannon while you’re favoring Molly, Fiona, and Patrick for your feline friends.
More Fun for Boston’s Dogs
Boston pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out some of our favorite options below.
- Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Bars in Boston
- Dog’s Day Out: Boston
- Best Dog-Friendly Companies in Boston
- 5 Best Dog-Friendly Campgrounds Near Boston
Need Care for Your Cat or Dog?
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